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#3142627 - 01/28/13 03:16 PM Mechanic question: front end squeak
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Saturday I noticed that my left front tire was making a low squeak squeak squeak sound when driving at lower speeds. Sound appeared to get louder when I turned the wheel to the right. Only way I can hear it is driving through the neighborhood, not on an open road...so is it happening at a higher speed, I dont know. Engaged the 4WD and the sound did not change. Truck is a 2006 2500HD Silverado.

Any idea what the problem may be?
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#3142630 - 01/28/13 03:18 PM Re: Mechanic question: front end squeak [Re: 44fanatic]
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Mileage is just shy of 90K
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#3142638 - 01/28/13 03:28 PM Re: Mechanic question: front end squeak [Re: 44fanatic]
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If it's only while you're turning, it could be a front wheel bearing. But the only experience I've had with a wheel bearing wasn't a squeak.....it was more a rhythmic whine, almost like you'd imagine the grinding sound if a brake rotor was badly warped. WHOMP WHOMP WHOMP WHOMP at slow speeds...say turning from a street into a parking lot.
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#3142645 - 01/28/13 03:33 PM Re: Mechanic question: front end squeak [Re: TAFKAP]
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Its a constant rythmic squeak, just gits a smidgen louder when I turn the wheel to the right.
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#3142665 - 01/28/13 03:43 PM Re: Mechanic question: front end squeak [Re: 44fanatic]
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1. Brake wear
2. Debris trapped and rubbing
3. Unit bearing wear/failure
4. Loose wheel lug nuts


My guess is #3.
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#3142676 - 01/28/13 03:47 PM Re: Mechanic question: front end squeak [Re: 44fanatic]
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When was the last time you had your brakes done?
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#3142683 - 01/28/13 03:51 PM Re: Mechanic question: front end squeak [Re: TAFKAP]
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Check the wheel bearings for slop....

I had a squeek one time exactly like that.... found out it was my lug nuts loose and it was the wheel against the studs/nuts squeeking. Figured it out and tightened the nuts before it "egged" the holes out.
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#3142687 - 01/28/13 03:56 PM Re: Mechanic question: front end squeak [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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Does it stop when you apply brakes? If so, its the wear indicator.
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#3142743 - 01/28/13 04:44 PM Re: Mechanic question: front end squeak [Re: Camp David]
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I'd say you have a wheel bearing going out.
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#3142761 - 01/28/13 04:51 PM Re: Mechanic question: front end squeak [Re: iowavf]
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 Originally Posted By: iowavf
I'd say you have a wheel bearing going out.


I was leaning this way, mainly because it happens specifically on a right turn.
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